flag, United States national
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

flag, United States national

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 12979

ACCESSION DATE

06/23/1987

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

United States national flag, also referred to as an "American" flag, dedicated to U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) Steven Andrew Gershnow. A handwritten inscription upon the ground or field of the flag surface reads, "Steven Gershnow / - In the hands of GOD -". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor in June 1987.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNITED STATES NATIONAL FLAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS AN, ÔÇťAMERICAN" FLAG, DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) STEVEN ANDREW GERSHNOW. THE OBJECT IS COMPRISED OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE POLYESTER-BLEND [?] FABRIC WITH A BLUE CANTON CONTAINING FIFTY (50) WHITE, FIVE (5)-POINTED STARS, A FIELD OR GROUND BEARING THIRTEEN (13) ALTERNATING, HORIZONTAL RED AND WHITE STRIPES, AND A HOIST EDGE AFFIXED TO A LENGTH OF BLACK COLORED, POLY-PLASTIC DOWEL (APPROX. 27.0CM) VIA TWO (2) METAL STAPLES WHICH SERVES AS A FLAGPOLE OR STAFF. AT THE UPPER END OF THE DOWEL OR FLAGPOLE/STAFF IS A GOLD COLORED, POLY-PLASTIC STAFF ORNAMENT OR FINIAL. HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE WHITE STRIPES OF THE GROUND OR FIELD IS AN INSCRIPTION READING, "STEVEN GERSHNOW / - IN THE HANDS OF GOD -"

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00042

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the handwritten inscription upon the flag surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "Steven Gershnow / - In the hands of GOD -"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 6.5g
Item Length: 10.0cm
Item Width: 14.0cm